Steven Avery


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Whether Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are guilty of murdering Theresa Halbach matters to millions of people, thanks to the documentary “Making a Murderer.” Four new books dig into the case reaching definitive, yet incompatible, conclusions. Read more

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True crime was once devoted to recounting the lurid, gruesome details of murder, mayhem and more. But the purveyors of the “new true crime” — filmmakers, journalists and others — are now using it to shine light on a broken justice system. Read more

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Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, the lawyers made famous by the success of the Netflix series, “Making a Murderer,” announce plans for a national tour called “Conversation on Justice.” Read more


In the fourth episode of “Making a Murderer,” a news producer calls the Steven Avery story “the perfect ‘Dateline’ story,” and now the NBC newsmagazine says it’s preparing to air a new segment about the case about the convicted murderer on Jan. 29. Read more

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In this week’s Isthmus on WORT, Allison Geyer talks to Dylan Brogan about "Making a Murderer." Read more


Before "Making a Murderer" debuted on Netflix, Manitowoc County prosecutor Michael Griesbach explored the saga of Steven Avery with a book — and it presents a different conclusion from the film. Read more

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"Making a Murderer" and podcasts like the first season of "Serial" aren’t perfect, but they let viewers and listeners see things from a different perspective. They ask us to question the “putting away the bad guys” formula. Read more

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Off the Square: "Making a Murderer" puts Wisconsin on the map for something besides beer and cheese. Read more

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“Making a Murderer” is a new Netflix documentary series that tackles the complicated story of Wisconsin’s Steven Avery, exonerated for a rape after serving 18 years in prison and then rearrested for murder. Read more

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"Unreasonable Inferences" revisits Steven Avery’s conviction for a crime he didn’t commit. Here's an excerpt from the book, written by Michael Griesbach, a prosecutor with the Manitowoc County District Attorney's Office. Read more

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